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    Russia Moves to Restrict Extremists’ Travel
    May17

    Russia Moves to Restrict Extremists’ Travel

    Parliamentarians say new legislation is aimed at suspected terrorists, but critics say it could be used against enemies of the Kremlin. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Abe’s Russia plan: Will it work?
    May17

    Abe’s Russia plan: Will it work?

    In a widely publicised meeting at Sochi on May 6, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met Russian President Vladimir Putin. It was a very important meeting where Abe showed tenacious resolve to bring about a new turnaround in the bilateral relations which have hit a road block since the Ukraine crisis in 2014. While Putin has not visited …...

    The Tip of the Ukraine Iceberg: After the Dutch EU Referendum
    May17

    The Tip of the Ukraine Iceberg: After the Dutch EU Referendum

    Despite Kiev’s official rhetoric, the national consensus on integration with the EU is increasingly fragile. Pro-Russian forces are reasserting themselves in the southeast, while ultra-right activists are campaigning against the European Union in the west. On top of that, the current pro-European government has no real achievements to boast...

    The Crimean Tatars and the Politics of Eurovision
    May17

    The Crimean Tatars and the Politics of Eurovision

    Ukraine’s victory in the Eurovision Song Contest is as much a political message as a vote on musical taste. …read more Source: Carnegie Endowment for International...

    KHPG Statement on the Events Linked with the ‘Myrotvorets’ Site
    May17

    KHPG Statement on the Events Linked with the ‘Myrotvorets’ Site

    The publication on the Myrotvorets site of information about people who had received ‘accreditation from the so-called ‘Donetsk people’s republic’ [DNR] aroused heated debate in Ukraine regarding the legitimacy of the move and the invasion into the privacy of the people whose information was posted …read more Source: Kharkiv...

    Russian Activist Jailed & Could Face 5-year Sentence for Wearing a Putin Mask
    May17

    Russian Activist Jailed & Could Face 5-year Sentence for Wearing a Putin Mask

    Roman Roslovtsev has been jailed for 20 days for taking a walk in a mask depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin, but could face a prison sentence of up to 5 years under new draconian anti-protest legislation. The brave young Russian is in fact challenging the authorities to prosecute to demonstrate the repressive insanity of the new law....

    Russian Activist Jailed & Could Face 5-year Sentence for Wearing a Putin Mask
    May17

    Russian Activist Jailed & Could Face 5-year Sentence for Wearing a Putin Mask

    Roman Roslovtsev has been jailed for 20 days for taking a walk in a mask depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin, but could face a prison sentence of up to 5 years under new draconian anti-protest legislation. The brave young Russian is in fact challenging the authorities to prosecute to demonstrate the repressive insanity of the new law....

    The Civil War Inside the US Military
    May17

    The Civil War Inside the US Military

    In early April, a battalion of senior military officials appeared before a Senate panel and testified that the US Army is “outranged and outgunned,” particularly in any future conflict with Russia. Arguing for a much bigger budget for the Army, they claimed that, absent a substantial increase in funding, the Russians would overtake us and, even...

    Putin Commits to Countering New Strategic ‘Threat’ to Russia
    May16

    Putin Commits to Countering New Strategic ‘Threat’ to Russia

    The ceremony of opening the United States’ missile defense base in Deveselu, Romania, last week (Thursday, May 12), was greeted by a barrage of condemnation and criticism from Russian officials (see EDM, May 12). The next day, President Vladimir Putin turned these denouncements into state policy by defining this deployment of a radar...

    High Time for Privatization in Ukraine
    May16

    High Time for Privatization in Ukraine

    Last year, the Ukrainian government recorded 1,833 operating state-owned companies, and another 1,700 that were standing still. These 3,500 companies do not yield any profits; instead, they cause the government vast losses. Any profit is stolen. Sensibly, the government focused on cutting losses and improving corporate governance in 2015. Now,...

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